Dissolvable tea?


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Dissolvable tea?

Postby musketeer » Feb 9th, '11, 09:05

Just wondering if any of ye have heard of these dissolvable teas around now? No teabags or leaves left in the cup, just dissolves into the water? What ye think? :)
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Re: Dissolvable tea?

Postby Xell » Feb 9th, '11, 09:10

Don't like this idea, somehow feels fishy.

But for example matcha is 100% natural and you don't need tea bags and nothing will be left in cup.
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Re: Dissolvable tea?

Postby iannon » Feb 9th, '11, 10:57

Xell wrote:Don't like this idea, somehow feels fishy.

But for example matcha is 100% natural and you don't need tea bags and nothing will be left in cup.

I believe even powdered Tea and/or Matcha is more of a solid suspension rather than a completely disolvable..
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Re: Dissolvable tea?

Postby Xell » Feb 9th, '11, 12:01

iannon wrote:
Xell wrote:Don't like this idea, somehow feels fishy.

But for example matcha is 100% natural and you don't need tea bags and nothing will be left in cup.

I believe even powdered Tea and/or Matcha is more of a solid suspension rather than a completely disolvable..


That's true, but effect is about same. Don't need to be completely dissolvable. We have already more than enough chemistry in our food.
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Re: Dissolvable tea?

Postby Alex » Feb 10th, '11, 06:20

Are you talking about this?

http://www.britishcornershop.co.uk/product.asp?id=1415

basically like instant coffee but tea.....and its vile. :lol:
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Re: Dissolvable tea?

Postby TwoPynts » Feb 10th, '11, 10:40

BLECH!

http://www.liptont.com/our_products/tea_mix/index.aspx

I've tried it, and don't like it. Perhaps a Jasmine version for making Jasmine rice, but even then, I'd rather brew real tea and use the result.

http://www.fzrm.com/instant%20tea%20powder.htm
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Re: Dissolvable tea?

Postby Milhouse » Feb 11th, '11, 01:11

Since teabags are already convenient enough i don't see much reason for this product to exist. Seems likes a product made for non-diabetic Splenda users. Sounds pretty gross to me.
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Re: Dissolvable tea?

Postby Alex » Feb 11th, '11, 04:01

Milhouse wrote:Since teabags are already convenient enough i don't see much reason for this product to exist. Seems likes a product made for non-diabetic Splenda users. Sounds pretty gross to me.


I'm pretty sure its got added milk LOL I use to see it in certain work places when time was tight..............nice :lol:
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Re: Dissolvable tea?

Postby spot52 » Feb 12th, '11, 11:49

Not quite dissolvable, but I like this:
https://www.matchamonk.com/sp/ (it is not matcha)
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Re: Dissolvable tea?

Postby Chip » Feb 12th, '11, 12:01

spot52 wrote:Not quite dissolvable, but I like this:
https://www.matchamonk.com/sp/ (it is not all matcha)

But where is the matcha? :?: Am I brain dead that I do not see their matcha?
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Re: Dissolvable tea?

Postby spot52 » Feb 12th, '11, 12:38

Chip wrote:
spot52 wrote:Not quite dissolvable, but I like this:
https://www.matchamonk.com/sp/ (it is not all matcha)

But where is the matcha? :?: Am I brain dead that I do not see their matcha?

Yeah, you are brain dead. :D But there is no traditional matcha there. I guess it is also a question of the definition of matcha. Some sources just say Japanese green tea, in which case their teas would all qualify.
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Re: Dissolvable tea?

Postby AdamMY » Feb 12th, '11, 12:40

spot52 wrote:
Chip wrote:
spot52 wrote:Not quite dissolvable, but I like this:
https://www.matchamonk.com/sp/ (it is not all matcha)

But where is the matcha? :?: Am I brain dead that I do not see their matcha?

Yeah, you are brain dead. :D But there is no traditional matcha there. I guess it is also a question of the definition of matcha. Some sources just say Japanese green tea, in which case their teas would all qualify.



I do not think you can change the definition of Matcha strictly because a few people got it wrong, or didn't care to do any research.
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Re: Dissolvable tea?

Postby edkrueger » Feb 12th, '11, 12:43

+1. Matcha has a correct definition and that is not matcha.
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Re: Dissolvable tea?

Postby spot52 » Feb 12th, '11, 13:56

edkrueger wrote:+1. Matcha has a correct definition and that is not matcha.

And that is the beauty of being able to have your own opinion. What ever you want to call their product, it is pretty good on the go! :D
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Re: Dissolvable tea?

Postby AdamMY » Feb 12th, '11, 14:22

spot52 wrote:
edkrueger wrote:+1. Matcha has a correct definition and that is not matcha.

And that is the beauty of being able to have your own opinion. What ever you want to call their product, it is pretty good on the go! :D



This is not a matter of opinion, I can throw Genmaicha and throw it in a food processor, it still does not make it matcha. At best it is "powdered Genmaicha " same with Houjicha and Sencha. Now I am not knocking its quality or its ease of use, but matcha has very specific guidelines as to what should actually be called matcha.
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